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Where does your money sleep?


What if where you banked mattered? At Southern Bancorp, it does.

Just by banking with us, you’re helping financially underserved and economically struggling communities throughout the Mid-South create stronger financial foundations upon which to build brighter futures. And that’s no marketing gimmick.

You see, Southern Bancorp was founded to build communities and change lives. Our mission is to be wealth builders for everyone in the communities we serve, regardless of where they are on their personal financial journey, the language they speak, or their zip code. The American Dream should be in reach for everyone, and that’s why we exist.


Darrin Williams featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

On September 21st, 2020, Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp, Inc., was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek in the article "One of Finance’s Few Black CEOs Thrives Where Big Banks Fled" by Jeff Green and Peter Robison. The article examines how Southern Bancorp's...

Darrin Williams Appears on Fox News’ Cavuto Live

Today, Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams appeared on Cavuto Live to talk about the new Paycheck Protection Plan guidelines for small businesses Click below to watch the full interview. Darrin Williams on Cavuto Live

Darrin Williams on Bloomberg Markets: The Close

On April 28th, Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams was featured on Bloomberg Markets: The Close to discuss the latest round of the Paycheck Protection Program. Watch the full video below.

Darrin Williams appearance on SiriusXM’s Wharton Business Daily Ch. 132, Friday, April 10th, 2020

Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams talks about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on the SiriusXM station Wharton Business Daily. Listen now below, or visit the Wharton Business Daily Podcast page for more.

Statement from Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams on being named to “Great American Economic Revival Industry Group” on Banking

“I am honored to join the leaders of some of the nation’s leading financial institutions, corporations, and nonprofits in this collective effort to chart a national path forward for our economy following the coronavirus pandemic,” said Williams. Last week, Williams...

Darrin Williams Featured as Agent of Impact by Impact Alpha

On April 10, 2020, Impact Alpha highlighted Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams for his leadership at Southern and their work with the Paycheck Protection Program. Click below to read the full article. Agent of Impact: Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp

Southern Bancorp featured in Impact Alpha for processing PPP Loans for small and minority owned businesses

On April 9, 2020, Impact Alpha shared an article on how community banks and local lenders are bridging racial gaps during COVID-19 recovery. Southern Bancorp and CEO Darrin Williams were featured for the bank's immediate participation in the Paycheck Protection...

Darrin Williams on Fox News

On April 4, 2020, Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams appeared on Fox News to discuss the community bank response to the coronavirus pandemic. Williams specifically addressed how Southern is working hard to give small businesses in underserved markets access to...

Darrin Williams appears on Yahoo Finance

Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams joins Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi on Yahoo Finance to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on small businesses. He describes Southern Bancorp’s efforts to support them and the communities they serve. Click the link...

Southern Bancorp Featured as Industry Leader in Euromoney

On March 24, Southern Bancorp was featured in Euromoney for being a leader in the financial industry and quickly responding to the needs of their customers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We live in the markets we serve and have grown up with our clients, so we know...




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